The Cincinnati Zoo Shop

The main Zoo Shop, located in Vine Street Village, carries a wide range of items to commemorate your trip to the Zoo and also stocks practical items, such as sunscreen, to make your visit more enjoyable!

Your purchase matters: Your purchase provides critical financial support and enables us to achieve our mission. Thank you!

Click here to shop the Cincinnati Zoo Gift Shop Online

Zoo Bucks

Zoo Bucks make the perfect gift for family and friends and can be spent throughout the Zoo.  Buy here today!

Plastic Bags Have Gone Extinct

GoGreen1-300x173We are Plastic Bag Free as part of our ongoing Green initiative.

Did you know?  The world is facing a Plastic Bag Pandemic:

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide.
  • About 2 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world.
  • Americans use and throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year.
  • Only 3-5% of plastic bags get recycled.
  • The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic bags a year.

Bring Your Own Bag: Do your part for the planet and bring your own reusable bag or purchase your Zoo-themed reusable tote from the gift shop for only $1.99. Thank you for helping us be the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Zoo Babies Poster

Zoo Babies Poster

Purchase your 2016 Zoo Babies poster created by Loren Long with Frame & Save Hyde Park and the Cincinnati Zoo, now on sale in the Zoo’s Gift Shop. Proceeds from the poster benefit the care and feeding of our animals. The poster is $36.99 and the dimensions are 47” x 27”.

If you can’t make it to the Zoo but want to purchase the poster, please call 513-559-7763. Click here to watch the making of the Zoo Babies poster or listen to a podcast of artist Loren Long.


Rated the “Greenest Restaurant in America” by the Green Restaurant Association!   Stop by on your next visit.  Sustainability Features (pdf)

Renovated restaurant opened in May, 2013.

Front counter at the restaurant.

Compost, recycle, chips, landfill – easy to see on the back deck of Base Camp Cafe.

Guests see the Green Food Cycle sign as they walk into Base Camp Cafe.

Clearly marked waste disposal containers in Base Camp Cafe.

Display of edible garden items on side deck of Base Camp Cafe.

The Base Camp Cafe is open! Enjoy our expanded restaurant and new menu items.  There’s more outdoor seating & and a great view of the Zoo’s Africa exhibit.

Snacks & Food Options (find nutrition info here)

Grab a Mike-sell’s snack, the official snack food of the Cincinnati Zoo. Call (513) 559-7763 to order.